for once, if you DON’T have a job with the government you’re probably okay with it…
…i know i am.
what’s amazing to me is that the conservative crowd doesn’t research or remember shit it seems. remember, we had this caravan “invasion” coming back in october. it was gonna be massive. we’d all be speaking spanish and split up to various cartel folk before xmas! it was so bad we had to ship the military down to the border, even though that pesky federal “posse comitatus” law was getting in the way of any real shit going down.
and then the elections happened. and the commander in tweet got enough repubs in to make him happy…and the crisis mysteriously disappeared. it was just never mentioned again and the soldiers were sent home. except it DIDN’T disappear, because it was never really there. it was a total trumpian fallacy to stoke typical white fear in brown folk to get them to vote for the GOP fear agenda. and once the votes came in, *poof* – never mind! no crisis!
and here we are again. for two years the GOP had the presidency, the senate, and the house – and never thought to pass a budget that included wall funding. why? because they really didn’t care and knew it was pretty fucking pointless…and then the DEMs assumed power in the house and vowed to go after trump. but you know how to make them NOT do that? keep them preoccupied…like with, maybe, trying to get the government going again? with a deadlock that the man they want to go after can lock up for years?
we have a winner!
so he keeps talking about how they don’t want border security (they do, but not an expensive ineffective wall) and how there’s all the terrorists (none, by the way) and gang members, including MS-13 (which is a gang that started in southern california, by the way) and the drugs. but the gang number he gives is ALL the ones that tried to get into the country last year, from ALL directions. only about twenty percent of his number entered through the southern border…and eighty percent of those came through legal points of entry and got pinched, leaving about four percent of his actual number being the REAL number.
and all the MS-13’s that are here and didn’t get caught? surprise, folks – the gang STARTED here!
then there’s the drugs, which i’ll just leave this clip from USA today to handle that…
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics, 90 percent of heroin seized along the border, 88 percent of cocaine, 87 percent of methamphetamine, and 80 percent of fentanyl in the first 11 months of the 2018 fiscal year was caught trying to be smuggled in at legal crossing points.
and as for the “huge humanitarian crisis” at the border, keep in mind that while dallas, houston, austin, and san antonio did NOT make the top 40 on the list of “safest cities in america” on wallethub, laredo, brownsville, and el paso (all texas BORDER cities with crossings into mexico) did.
trump IS fake news. don’t believe the hype.